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BC-ND--North Dakota News Digest, 1:30 pm, ND

May 6, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in North Dakota. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Amy Forliti is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

AUDITOR’S POWERS

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The North Dakota state auditor says he’s unsure if he’ll seek re-election after the Legislature passed a measure restricting his ability to conduct reviews. Auditor Joshua Gallion, an elected Republican, says the legislation signed by Gov. Doug Burgum has given him “pause” whether to seek a second term. The bill requires the auditor’s office to get lawmakers’ permission to conduct “performance audits.” By James MacPherson. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

AROUND THE STATE:

ZIP TO ZAP

ZAP, N.D. _ Fifty years ago, thousands of college students who couldn’t afford a spring break trip to Florida converged on the small North Dakota community of Zap. The event ended with National Guard soldiers coming in to clear out the tiny town. Organizers are planning an anniversary celebration Saturday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT, PIPELINE PROJECT, BRIDGE DAMAGED

SPORTS:

TWINS-BLUE JAYS

TORONTO _ The Minnesota Twins play the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 500 words. AP photos planned. Game time 6:07 p.m.

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